A Look at Black America in 2016 | WYPR

A Look at Black America in 2016

Jan 18, 2016

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  In 1967, six months before his untimely death, Dr. Martin Luther King warned of three evils that would threaten our democracy: Racism, Poverty and Militarism.

What progress have Americans made in the past five decades to thwart these evils? And have two terms with the United State’s first ever black President set us forward or backward?

In this Martin Luther King Day edition of Midday, we’ll hear from an interview with talk-show host and author Tavis Smiley about what’s holding Black America back, and we’ll be joined by Johns Hopkins Professor and author, Lester Spence about the neoliberal turn in black politics.